Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg Women Build Saturday
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Saturday Habitat kicks off construction on the house, to be built at 205 Amelia Street – just behind Cleveland Park in Spartanburg.
Sign up to be a volunteer on their website. The sooner you sign up, the better your chance of getting the days you want and it will help them plan for construction.
They will be working on Tuesdays, Friday mornings and on Saturdays. They need a minimum of ten women per slot.
Carriage rides in Landrum July 8th 6-8pm – every 2nd Friday
Foothills Amish Furniture Store
Come have dinner, carriage ride and enjoy Landrum!
Friday Campfire at Price House
July 8th – 2nd Fridays through September
Cost: $5 Ages 18+; $3 Ages 6-17
At each campfire, a speaker will present a 20- to 30-minute talk on some aspect of the region’s history that will interest adults and children alike.
In June, Dennis Chastain of SC Wildlife magazine will discuss the Cherokee Path and what is known about old Native American paths and roads in Spartanburg County.
Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. so visitors may tour the historic buildings and grounds of each site as well as have a s’more or two.
The campfire program will begin at 8:30 p.m. Call 864-576-6546 for more information.
Rock and Read Concert Series: Montana Skies
Spartanburg County Headquarters Library
Don’t miss this cello and guitar fusion duo. It’s been called everything from chamber rock to psychedelic strings. Whatever you want to call it, rest assured, this ain’t your grannies chamber music. CDs will be available after the program for purchase and autographing.
This event is free and open to the public.
Spartan Photo Sponsors High School Photography
Through July 11, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Free.
Spartan Photo Center is sponsoring its first high school photography contest with the entries now on display at the Chapman Cultural Center.
There are more than 60 photographs from students throughout Upstate South Carolina in the exhibit. The public is encouraged to see the exhibit and to vote for their favorite photos.
The winner will be awarded a Diana Film Camera and many other great prizes from the sponsors, including Spartan Photo Center, Zaxby’s, Jostens, The Coffee Bar, and Converse Deli.
The exhibit is on the second floor of the West Wing Building and is open for free public viewing Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
The deadline to vote is July 11 at 5 p.m. Spartan Photo Center will also host two more photography contests this year for different age groups and levels of experience.
The top three winning photos from each of the contests will be published in a calendar available for purchase. The proceeds from the sales will be given to The Haven, a shelter for the homeless in Spartanburg.
For more information, please call 583-6835
John Byrum Photo Exhibit
July 1 – 28 Chapman Cultural Center: Artists’ Guild
John Byrum will exhibit his work at the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg’s gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center during July 2011.
He opens his free exhibit on July 1 with a public reception, 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will be open for public viewing Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until the end of the month.
Byrum is a self-taught photographer and native of Spartanburg. He has worked professionally as a photographer for 15 years, 11 of which have been with Spartanburg’s daily newspaper, the Herald-Journal.
Aside from his photojournalism, he has exhibited twice before in Spartanburg in connection with the monthly ArtWalk program.
SLAM! – Saturday Local Art Market
Saturdays June 11th - October 29th West End, Greenville
The Saturday Local Art Market will feature extraordinary handmade local art.
Styles include Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, and Printmaking, plus Handmade Clothing, Furniture and other delights such as children’s arts activities.
Hub City Bookshop Events
July 12th: Jamie Cannon Book Signing.
Jamie is a Spartanburg native and Dorman High School graduate. In 2006, Cannon hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, which he writes about in his book, In Walking Distance.
The book follows his story from the humble beginnings of not knowing the slightest bit about backpacking to becoming an accomplished hiker.
Cannon currently lives in Fort Mills, SC, with his wife Katie, and he works for the Federal Aviation Administration at the Charlotte airport.
Lighting for Photographs with Carroll Foster
Spartanburg County Headquarters Library: Hoechst-Celanese Classroom
In conjunction with the exhibit now on display in the AT&T Exhibition Hall, Carroll Foster will present a program on lighting for photographs.
Whether you are a novice photographer or a seasoned veteran, you’ll learn practical tips on how to make your subjects more visible with these lighting techniques. After the program, stop by to see the photos on display.
The exhibition, “Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography” is created by the Grand Canyon Association and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Music on Main: Michael Blythe’s Backstabbers
Main Street at Denny’s Plaza
Debuting in 2007, The Backstabbers have over 50 years of combined playing experience. Based out of Spartanburg, Greenville, and Simpsonville, the band has become a recognized live band in the upstate.
Showman personality, irrepressible enthusiasm and raw talent help make the band a visual as well as an audible experience.
Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday thru August 4th
A variety of musical genres will be featured including Big Band, jazz, international, contemporary, bluegrass, marches and orchestral favorites.
Ensembles and bands performing this summer will include the Carolina Youth Symphony, nief-norf percussion ensemble, Swing Shift Combo, Greenville Chorale, Greenville Brass Quintet, The Andy Carlson Band, S.C. Suzuki Institute Fiddlers and The Greenville Textile Band.
The Lakeside Concert Band will perform at five of the concerts.
FREE Chapman Cultural Center: 2011 Summer Camps & Classes
The Chapman Cultural Center is offering more than 70 summer camps and classes for children and adults in art, history, science and theatre. For more details and to register, please call 542-ARTS.
Student Art Exhibit: Private Schools
June 30-Aug. 28, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Free.
Each month there is a new and free student art show at the Chapman Cultural Center. This summer see the work produced by some of the local private schools. 542-ARTS.
Spartanburg Art Museum: Contemporary Conversations: Part II
Art Exhibit on Loan from the SC Arts Commission
Chapman Cultural Center: SAM
May 17-July 23
The SC Arts Commission has one of the most extensive state-level art collections in the nation. This exhibit focuses on South Carolina artists and their art since the mid-1980s.
It is a wide and diverse collection of 2- and 3-D pieces, showing the depth of talent found in the Palmetto State.
Cost: Members: Free; Adults: $4; Seniors: $3; College Students: $2.50; ages 6-18: $2; under 6: free
Spartanburg County Historical Association: History Museum Jubilee Exhibit
Continues thru July
Regional History Museum, Chapman Cultural Center
The Spartanburg Regional History Museum Celebrates Its 50th Birthday!!! This exhibit celebrates 50 years of preserving and presenting Spartanburg County’s history.
This temporary exhibit features artifacts contributed to the Museum 50 years ago for its opening in May 1961.
Some of these early contributions are also in our permanent exhibit and are highlighted throughout the Museum.
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Srs & Vets, $2 Kids
Greenville County Museum of Art: Sundays at 2
There’s something for everyone as the Greenville County Museum of Art offers a range of special events and programs on Sunday afternoons at 2:00.
The schedule includes gallery talks, lectures, music, and demonstrations. Many are designed especially for families with small children.
Check out the NEW Spartanburg Culture calendar! http://spartanburgculture.com/Spartanburg
Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.aspSpartanburg
Spartanburg County Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/
City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx
Fete Greenville July issue: http://www.fetegreenville.com/
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/
Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx
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